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  • Ricketts Renewable Fuels Month

    Ricketts Renewable Fuels Month Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts pumps E-85 ethanol blend fuel into a car whose driver reacts to the presence of photographers, while visiting the Sapp Brothers Travel Center in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, May 19, 2016, to promote renewable fuels month in Nebraska.

  • Crowder taking bids on two more tiny homes

    Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    NEOSHO, Mo.— The Crowder College Construction Technology program is selling student-built cabins for the fifth year in a row. Bids on the two 264-square-foot houses will be accepted until 10 a.m. Monday, May 23; the minimum bid is $9,500. The goal is to make enough money on the cabins to...

  • Exchange Public Charging Station

    Exchange Public Charging Station Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    In this Saturday, May 14, 2016 photo, Tom and Elizabeth Wyse pose for a photo in front of their new Tesla at their home in Ozark, Ala. The Wyses said they can travel about 286 miles on a full charge. A typical charge on a residential charger is up to 52 miles of charge per hour, which could give...

  • 12 of your biggest cooking questions answered with science

    12 of your biggest cooking questions answered... Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    If you're like me, there are some parts of cooking that are completely baffling. I'm not just talking about figuring out the recipe. Sometimes I also just wonder what sort of chemical reactions are going on that makes the food taste so good and turn out the right — or wrong — way. Without...

  • Hidden Facebook tricks you need to know

    Hidden Facebook tricks you need to know Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    More than 1 billion people use Facebook every day. Here are a few tricks that most people don't know when it comes to privacy protection.

  • Obama Science Technology Medals

    Obama Science Technology Medals Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Dr. Mark Humayun of the University of Southern California after awarding him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, Thursday, May 19, 2016, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

  • AIA Expo 2016 for LG

    AIA Expo 2016 for LG Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR LG ELECTRONICS - The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Systems booth at the AIA Expo 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Philadelphia. LG displayed the latest in air conditioning products, software and smart controls.

  • Uber-Self-Driving Car

    Uber-Self-Driving Car Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    In this undated photo provided by Uber, a Ford Fusion hybrid outfitted with radars, laser scanners and high-resolution cameras drives along the streets of Pittsburgh. Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. is testing the self-driving car on public streets in the city. San Francisco-based...

  • Why your phone may never get Android's latest features

    Why your phone may never get Android\'s latest... Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Better graphics and the ability to run two apps side by side are coming to Google's latest version of Android, dubbed N. But chances are good that this free software update announced Wednesday won't arrive on your Android phone for some time — if ever. (If you're an iPhone user,...

  • Hospital invests in chronic pain relief treatment

    Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Citizens Medical Center will soon offer a new noninvasive treatment for chronic pain relief. The outpatient procedure uses cooled radiofrequency energy to target the sensory nerves that cause pain. Hospital officials discussed the technology during a board meeting Wednesday. Mike Olson, chief...

  • Federal funding resumes for troubled technology project T2

    Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Six months after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton promised to clean up a flailing technology project $100 million over budget and years behind schedule, federal officials have agreed to resume funding for the 9-year-old effort. News of Washington’s stamp of approval on T2 — a massive system...

  • A Dutch design company invented an underground fridge that requires no electricity

    A Dutch design company invented an underground... Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    The Groundfridge by Weltevree is a huge, spherical container that can hold the equivalent of 20 refrigerators full of food.  Yet, it needs zero electricity. It can be installed in your backyard by burying it underneath three feet of dirt. This keeps it at a temperature around 50 degrees F...

  • Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First

    Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks... Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Imagine you are driving on a highway late at night when a big-rig truck closes in behind you. You relax because it is keeping a safe distance and seems to be obeying the speed limit. Now imagine that truck is driving itself. Despite Silicon Valley’s enthusiasm for self-driving cars, it could...

  • Threat to witness on Facebook leads to prison term

    Threat to witness on Facebook leads to prison term Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    This senior judge might not grasp the terminology of digital communication, but he made clear Monday that he knows old-fashioned witness intimidation when he sees it, USA TODAY reports. No one sought to correct Senior U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan when, in an unusual case of...

  • Tech bytes for May 17

    Tech bytes for May 17 Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Tech bytes for May 17, 2016

  • New fund provides opportunities for investors looking to boost startup firms

    Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    The i2E Angel Fund I is for accredited angel investors who seek diversified investment in seed-stage companies without active participation in an angel group.

  • Next-generation Apple Store will be coming to Oklahoma City

    Next-generation Apple Store will be coming to... By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    Apple has selected Oklahoma City's Penn Square Mall as a location for one of its first next-generation stores. The $2.5 million renovation will include a wall-size interactive display screen.

  • Iran Arrests Models Posing Without Headscarves Online

    Published: Mon, May 16, 2016

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's...

  • Pokertribe.com hopes to offer in-flight gambling to airline passengers

    Pokertribe.com hopes to offer in-flight... By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sun, May 15, 2016

    Justin Bieber, a Florida tech entrepreneur who once owned a nightclub with Paris Hilton, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's daughter Christina Fallin are all involved in launching what could be the world's first in-flight gambling website from the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma's headquarters near...

  • Poll: How frequently do you use ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft?

    STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

  • Mark Zuckerberg to investigate political bias charges

    Mark Zuckerberg to investigate political bias... Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to meet with conservative leaders as his company probes damaging allegations of political bias in how it selects the most important news for its 1.6 billion users, USA TODAY reports. "This week, there was a report suggesting that Facebook...

  • The military just built the most advanced prosthetic arm we’ve ever seen

    The military just built the most advanced... Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    During a recent event held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Tech Insider had a chance to check out one of the most advanced robotic prosthetic arms we’ve ever seen.

  • A marketing executive reveals that the industry has spent too much money on social media stars

    A marketing executive reveals that the industry... Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat stars have replaced celebrities as the new normal for marketers and retailers.  Generation Z  in particular craves authenticity, and social media stars provide them with just that. A recent study revealed that teens trust these...

  • Google’s Amazon Echo killer is code-named 'Chirp'

    Google’s Amazon Echo killer is code-named \'Chirp\' Published: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Google is reportedly working on a competitor to Amazon's sleeper hit, the smart speaker Echo , and the project is adorably dubbed Chirp internally, according to Recode's Mark Bergen.  Like the Echo, Chirp will be a hardware product that can respond to voice commands, like...

  • 108-year-old Mills Machine Co. embraces technology changes, global distribution

    108-year-old Mills Machine Co. embraces... By Jim Stafford For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 10, 2016

    For more than 100 years, Mills Machine Co. in Shawnee has played a role the water, mining, construction and environmental industries.



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